Category: Church Issues

A Broader View of Racism in the Church

April 4, 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Christian leaders gathered April 3-4 for the MLK 50 Conference to teach and learn from each other about racism in the church. One of the panel discussions included two of my favorite Christian leaders: Crawford Loritts,…[View Article]

Calling something a sin is not a bad thing.

Recently I have been watching the church lean toward what many believe is a more loving approach toward reaching people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Some Christians are telling others their sin is okay. Pick any sin. My thinking remains the same. Some Christians are saying things like, God is love. (This is true.)…[View Article]

Dear Church: Do we over-value degrees?

I have always loved studying Peter, probably because I am a lot like him. I too boldly told Jesus I would never leave him! I did for a season. I won’t be so bold again. Last week our lesson in church was about Peter and the leader ended with this verse: Now when they saw…[View Article]

It Matters To Me How Other Christians Live

What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside. 1 Corinthians 5:12 This week I didn’t like my crazy busy schedule but I had fun with people. I laughed and conversed, taught and learned from people all around the world who…[View Article]